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De’Juana Thompson ’05
February 6 @ 3:00 pm
The Power of Personal Story: Berea and Black Girl Magic
The power of Berea’s story-telling and community-building curriculum is what sparked Ms. Thompson’s unlikely story. She will explore her own unorthodox path as well as that of Carter G. Woodson and Barack Obama. Thompson, a 2005 Berea graduate, will share how a GSTR 101 Berea Stories class laid the foundation which allowed her not only to help elect and serve the first black U.S. president but to subsequently serve as a national political strategist championing issues of social justice.